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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A couple of cardiologists are helping a West Virginia police department by donating $2,500 to purchase a K-9 bulletproof vest.

Drs. Mark A. Studeny and Melissa D. Lester of Huntington made the donation to the Huntington Police Department, which has seven K-9 teams.

Six of the teams are dual-purpose, drug-detection canines, used to arrest suspects who pose a threat to officers and others.

The donation means each canine will have its own vest.

K-9 bulletproof vests are bullet- and stab-proof and are made from Kevlar cloth that’s used for human bulletproof vests.

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